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Baltimore Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Derek Anthony Davis, age 31, of Baltimore, Maryland today to 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for robbery conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Frank Riehl of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.  

According to his plea agreement, from June 17 to June 30, 2015, Davis and a co-conspirator committed five armed robberies of a hair academy on Dundalk Avenue North in Dundalk; a barber shop on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore; a beauty parlor on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore; a barber shop on Garrison Boulevard in Baltimore; and a hair salon on Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore.

During each robbery, Davis brandished a firearm.  Davis and his co-conspirator stole cash and products from employees, customers and the businesses.

While robbing the barber shop on Eastern Avenue, Davis demanded that an employee give him cash.  When the employee initially resisted, Davis yelled that the employee was going to be the reason they all got shot.

At least $1,208 was stolen during the robberies.

On July 29, 2015, a police officer saw Davis walking out of an alley in the 500 block of Normandy Avenue in Baltimore. Davis fled when he saw the officer.  When the officer caught up with him, Davis tossed a .22 caliber pistol onto a nearby porch roof.  Davis had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Davis also admitted that he is an armed career criminal.       

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department, and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Seema Mittal, who prosecuted the case.

Updated June 9, 2016

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